National Museum of Australia
Australia's stories come alive at the National Museum of Australia, on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. The Museum's stunning architecture provides an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people.
Take a guided tour or wander solo through the many exhibitions. Get to know the real, the treasured, the surprising and the inspirational objects from Australian history.
Discover the stories and meanings hidden in the Museum building, design and landscapes on the 10 am or 2 pm daily Building and Architecture Guided Tour or join a Host Talk in the galleries, on the hour, between 10 am and 4 pm daily.
For a treat, why not book the Ultimate Museum Experience with a tour, a meal in the Museum Cafe and a voucher for the Museum Shop.
TripAdvisor Traveller RatingBased on 2094 reviews
“A truly bizarre experience.”
I've gone to my country's museum expecting to see something on how Australia developed over the ages; instead there was a mismatched wishwash of some 20th century stuff. Extra kudos to the 2014...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Disappointing waste of parking fee”
Disappointing, without doubt the least interesting museum I have ever visited. For the National Museum it’s displays are erratic and any information was sparse. Compared to other museums they have...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“One of the better museums I have visited”
Terrific museum, and especially good for someone who has little knowledge of the Australian history, culture, or topography of the country. Beautifully laid out, great presentations.Read the full review on TripAdvisor
- Coach Parking
- Conference/Function Facilities
- Enquiry Desk
- Family Friendly
- Food and Refreshments
- Gallery / Museum
- Interactive Centre
- Non Smoking
- Parents Room
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shop / Gift Shop
- Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
- Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
- Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
- Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
- Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
- Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
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